I have a theory that people laugh far more at movies in the cinema than they do at home. They enjoy the experience when they pay for it rather than when they receive it for free. It’s self-deception. It’s the way we convince our inner selves, our great ancestors, that we haven’t wasted our time, our money, our effort. So what all of this means is that it’s slightly unusual to buy a game and then not find it just a little bit enjoyable. And that can be a good thing… pondering over whether to get Watch Dogs or not this week, I reminded myself: I knew if I bought the game it’d probably be decent, somehow I would make myself like it, just like I did with Far Cry and Assassin’s Creed, for a while at least. But then I thought, hang on! Why do I even need a new game right now when a couple of weeks ago I bought Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes?
Well, let me tell you. There’s not a whole lot to see.